They have also overtaken the level II targets of five Standard grades 1-3 or equivalent. The 85 per cent target for 2000 has been outstripped by Orkney (98 per cent), the Western Isles (96 per cent) and Shetland (94 per cent).
The Western Isles and Shetland have already beaten the 70 per cent level III targets for Highers and equivalent qualifications achieved by 21-year-olds. Their figures stand at 81 per cent and 75 per cent respectively.
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